The East Sussex Pension Fund is part of the national Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

The Fund is administered by the County Council and provides retirement benefits for East Sussex County Council employees, employees of Brighton & Hove City Council, the five borough and district councils, academies, universities, colleges, public authorities and staff transferred to admitted bodies. There are currently around 130 employers within the Fund and almost 78,000 members.

The scheme is designed to provide financial security for you and your dependants, both while you are working and during your retirement.

If you are interested in more general information about pensions or about planning for your retirement, you can find some useful information on DirectGov - Pensions and retirement planning.

Who runs the pension fund?

The Pension Committee

In accordance with the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations, associated legislation and the Pensions Committee terms of reference, the Pension Committee is responsible for all functions and responsibilities relating to the management of the East Sussex Pension Fund, this includes making arrangements for the investment, administration and management of the Pension Fund, receiving advice as appropriate from the Pension Board. The Pension Committee also agrees Policy Statements, as required under the LGPS regulations, and decides on the admission and cessation of bodies to the Pension Fund.

Browse meetings and agendas, and view contact details for the members of the Pensions Committee. 

Local Pension Board

The Public Service Pensions Act 2013 requires the establishment of a Pension Board with the responsibility for “assisting the Scheme Manager” in securing compliance with all relevant pensions law, regulations and directions.

The Pension Board’s role is one of providing assurance in and governance of the scheme administration and helping to ensure that the East Sussex Pension Fund complies with the code of practice issued by the Pension Regulator.

Browse meetings and agendas, and view contact details for the members of the Pensions Board

LAPF Governance Award Winners 2023

The East Sussex Pension Fund has won the LAPF Governance Award for the year 2023. This is a testament to the hard work and service the pension team provides.

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